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Title: CODE FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Assistance, Research, and Statistics
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE MODEL PROCUREMENT CODE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OFFERS STANDARDS FOR MEASURING STATUTORY PRINCIPLES AND POLICY ON PUBLIC PURCHASING. THIS BOOKLET DESCRIBES THE CODE.
Abstract: THE MODEL PROCUREMENT CODE DEVELOPED BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION APPLIES TO ALL EXPENDITURES OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR SUPPLIES, SERVICES, AND CONSTRUCTION. IT COVERS SPECIFICATIONS, CONTRACTING METHODS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, REMEDIES AND DAMAGES, AND ETHICAL STANDARDS SETTING FOR THOSE ENGAGED IN GOVERNMENT BUYING. THE CODE IS ADAPTABLE TO THE NEEDS OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, BUT MAY ALSO BE USED BY A TURNPIKE, PORT AUTHORITY, OR SEWER DISTRICT. THE STATES OF KENTUCKY, ARKANSAS, AND LOUISIANA, AND THE CITY OF KNOXVILLE, TENN. HAVE ADOPTED THE CODE, AND CODE-RELATED PROJECTS ARE UNDERWAY IN OTHER STATES AND LOCALITIES. THE CODE CREATES A STATE PROCUREMENT POLICY OFFICE TO REGULATE, AUDIT, AND MONITOR PROCUREMENT, CENTRALIZING THE PROCUREMENT POLICY FUNCTION BUT SEPARATING IT FROM THE AWARD AND ADMINISTRATION OF CONTRACTS. COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDDING IN THE PREFERRED METHOD OF CONTRACTING. CODE USE HELPS TO AVOID EXTORTION, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, PAYOFFS, AND BRIBES. A DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST ON OFFICIAL POLICY TOWARD CORRUPTION IS INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Bribery; Corruption of public officials; Graft; Kickbacks; Local government; Medical fraud; Public administration; State government
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